Right now, perhaps. But for two plus years, he's been a bit above average. Certainly not deserving of being paid the same amount as Sid. This year, of course, Sid is vastly overpaid.Danesdad said:Agreed, Staal has tremendous value. And, how is Malkin NOT worthy of "best player on earth" money? He makes 8.7 million right now and he's outplaying that.
No question, they feed off each other and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.Bucket said:There was an article about how good Neal is doing beside Malkin...the percentage of goals he has with Malkin on the ice. making it sound like it was due to Malkin. I think the same could be said about Malkin having a great year with the help of Neal. For whatever reason, they seem to be working very well together. And like Backwoods, I've liked the way he has played since they brought him over, the goals are a major plus though.
He has cut down on the stupid penalties. Couple years ago, it seemed like you could count on one a game from him. Now, he's down to one a week, or less.JasonN said:Malkin is deserving of a huge payday too....to think he's not suggests a mental disorder! He arguably the best in the NHL right now and for the past several years. There's ups and downs with every player, but across the board he's certainly on EVERY teams 'want' list....we, as Pens fans, don't ever want to see that.
....and I'm not even that fond of Malkin! He's got some tendencies that I despise like skating big circles when he's picked, off-sides all the time, stupid penalties when he gets hit, just being lazy, etc. However, when he WANTS to play he's virtually unstoppable.